Pinao — Giant Hawaiian Dragonfly — on O‘ahu

Pinao — Giant Hawaiian Dragonfly — on O‘ahu

I was lucky to get some close up shots of the Piano or Giant Hawaiian Dragonfly — Anax strenuus. Also known as the Giant Hawaiian Darner, the dragonfly is said to be the largest in the United States.  The dragonfly has a wing span of about 4 inches which is...
Hawaiian Stilt Breeding Season

Hawaiian Stilt Breeding Season

For the past several months I have been looking for Aeʻo or Hawaiian Stilts in the marshes and wetlands of windward Oʻahu. The Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) or Aeʻo in Hawaiian, is one of five subspecies of Black-Necked Stilt.  Eons ago, a flock of...